Pride is self-idolatry. God alone is to be worshipped and served because His will is supreme and He alone is God, but pride asserts that man should take supremecy over God. God proclaimed through Isaiah, “My glory I will not give to another” (Isaiah 48:11). God will not tolerate a usurper who attempts to rise above him. God hates pride because the proud man sets himself up in opposition to God. The proud man attempts to steal the glory that God alone deserves.
– Wayne A. Mack in
Humility: The Forgotten Virtue